New Book Series: Children, Youth, and War

James Marten and the University of Georgia Press announce a new books series, “Children, Youth, and War.”  The series aims to broaden understanding of the experiences and points of view of children and youth during wartime as actors, victims and observers, as well as the effects of armed conflict on the nations, communities, and families in which those young people live. It will also provide historic contexts for such urgent contemporary topics as war refugees, under-age soldiers, and the politicization of childhood, among many others.

More details can be found in the official release at: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-press-children-youth-war-series/.  Jim will be available to talk to prospective authors at the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth conference in Vancouver.

2014 Outreach Grant Report: Legal History Consortium

On June 1-2, 2014 an SHCY Outreach Grant helped the Legal History Consortium hold a conference on conference “The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective” in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota Law School. The conference was the fourth sponsored by the Consortium, which includes: the University of Minnesota Law School and History Department, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, University of Chicago Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School and History Department, and University of Illinois Law School. It was established to nurture the work of beginning and early career (advanced graduate students and pre-tenure) scholars in the field of legal history, focusing each conference on a topic of special significance in the field of legal history.

This year’s conference focused on the legal history of children and youth. It attracted emerging scholars working in a broad range of fields geographically, chronologically, and topically. We could accept only 15 of the 57 submissions for the day and half conference. They were divided into five panels with three papers each. All participants read the papers and participated in the discussions; Consortium members served as commentators and discussion leaders. The results were terrific.

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CFP: World History Association Conference

The 22nd Annual World History Association Conference
North Hennepin Community College (NHCC)—Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 26-29, 2013)

Call for Papers Deadline: March 31st, 2013

This year’s conference themes are: “Diasporas and Refugees in World History” and “Roads, Trails, and Rivers in World History.”
The World History Association eagerly invites proposals from students, scholars, and teachers around the world on topics related to the scholarly and/or pedagogical aspects of the conference’s themes, although proposals from any area of world history will be considered.

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